Posts Tagged ‘Kyle Rogers’

Kyle Rogers shares what’s worked, what hasn’t to market Knoda

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(Guest post by Kyle Rogers) My co-founder James Flexman and I both hail from marketing backgrounds. We worked together at Sporting Kansas City under some brilliant marketers, but promoting a previously unheard of consumer internet company requires very different tactics from those required to promote a sports team.

Today we’re happy to share some of the lessons we have learned over the past nine months since Knoda launched.

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Knoda receives $50K investment from Mizzou student angel group

Angel investors come from all backgrounds and industries, but Kansas City-based Knoda today announced it has received a $50,000 investment from a less likely angel group: students.

Through the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business, the Allen Angel Capital Education program allows students of any level to apply and participate in the investment landscape.

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KC-based prediction startup Knoda secures seed round from local investor

Kyle Rogers knew in 1999 that his Kansas Jayhawks would win the national basketball championship in 2003 behind the likes of future first-round picks Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison. In passing, told his mom. Four years later, KU lost by three points in that game. He came close, and though he missed, he remembered telling his mom of his prediction years before.

“Of course, she didn’t remember a one-liner from me four years ago,” Rogers told Silicon Prairie News …

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Knoda sends its SparkLabKC Demo Day pitch to the masses

In August, Kansas City accelerator SparkLabKC had its inaugural demo day at the National World War I Museum in front of about 140 investors and community members. Now one of the class’ first companies, Knoda, has sent its pitch to the masses. The prediction-software startup recently posted its 12-minute presentation to YouTube and founder Kyle…

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